Sir Robert Woodard Academy vs Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Sir Robert Woodard Academy played host to Harris Academy St John’s Wood on Wednesday afternoon, as the visitors grabbed a 58-87 victory on the south coast.

The first quarter started slow and steady for both teams, with the game evenly balanced at the end of the first as HASJW led 15-19. The visitors then found their stride in the second quarter and by the half SRWA trailed 27-40, with the hosts finding it hard to find solutions to slow down Harris Academy’s high-paced offense.

By the end of regulation, the the visitors had grabbed a commanding victory with an all-round performance, leaving SRWA to continue searching for an elusive first win of the season. A positive that the hosts can take away from the loss was the play of their younger players, getting on the floor for a good portion of the game as they managed to hold their own. After an injury-struck first half of the season for the SRWA roster, the play of the young squad members will be a bonus when the more experienced players return.

HASJW had a balanced scoring effort, with all five starters scoring in double figures, as both Shaydon Conwall-Eytle and Max Rentto finishing with 15 points apiece, while SRWA where led by Vitali Krayduba and Kayshaun Marrit who scored 17 and 12 respectively in the loss.

SRWA Coach James Brame commented, “Credit to Harris Academy St Johns Wood who came into the game and showed the desire to take the game to us on both ends of the court. They won every loose ball and, by doing so from the tip, it gave them the momentum to carry forward into the second quarter – something we didn’t do.”

SRWA will play host to St Charles College on Wednesday 12 December, a side who are currently flying high in the ABL Southern Conference with a 6-2 record. Meanwhile, HASJW will welcome Holy Trinity School on the same date.